Try Trail Running

Social and relaxed off-road runs.

If you’re curious about trail running or are looking for others to run with, these sessions are for you.

We run at a social and relaxed pace on the trails in Glasgow’s Pollok park, with plenty of breaks. The idea is to give people a taste of running off road in an inclusive and supportive environment.

What?

Free weekly trail runs around Pollok Park, Glasgow

When?

Most Tuesdays starting at 6.30pm. The last Tuesday of the month is a shorter 30 minutes session (covering about 3km). Other Tuesdays are 60 minutes (covering around 6km). You can come to one or the other, or both.

Join anytime and come as frequently or infrequently as you like.

See upcoming dates by following the Book Now button on this page.

Where?

Pollok Park. Meet outside the Magnet Kitchen Shop, 6 Haggs Gate, G41 4BB (cycle racks and free parking). See map here.

Who for?

Women and non-binary people who want to try trail running or who are looking for others to run with.

How fast do I need to be?

The 60 minute sessions are suited to runners who already enjoy running 5km on roads at a relaxed pace (running 5km in 45 minutes).

The shorter 30 minutes sessions (last Tuesday of the month) are suited to any runners who are comfortable running 3km in 30 minutes.

What to bring?
  • Trail running shoes are recommended as they offer extra grip on mud and slippery ground.¬†Regular running shoes are fine but they might get muddy.
  • Waterproof jacket – recommended
  • Hat/buff, gloves – recommended in colder weather
  • Head torch from mid-September to end of March
About me

I started running in 2009. Initially I couldn’t run from one lamppost to the next without having to stop. The next spring I ran my first 10k race and later that year my first half marathon. I then ran on roads for 10 years, until discovering trail running in Pollok Park in 2019. I now try to do as much running as possible on trails or in the hills.

I hold Leadership in Running Fitness. Mountain Leader, and Outdoor First Aid qualifications. These sessions are run through Jog Scotland who offer lots of other running groups.

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